Three graduate students used data collected from the cities of Falcon Heights, Lauderdale, Little Canada, Maplewood and Roseville to produce recommendations to increase available affordable housing in each community.
The League of Women Voters, a non-partisan political organization, encourages informed and active participation in government, works to increase understanding of major public policy issues, and influences public policy through education and advocacy.
The Friends of the Saint Paul Public Library and Professor Jill Zahniser present a series of lectures on women’s history that shines a light on influential women who have made important contributions to our society and paved the way for future generations. All lectures are at 7 pm at the Merriam Park Library. For more information, see the website here.
Chip Halbach, recently retired, long-time Executive Director of the Minnesota Housing Partnership, and Gail Dorfman, Metropolitan Council representative and Executive Director of St. Stephen’s Human Services, discussed housing issues and the role of the Metropolitan Council on Oct. 21. The meeting was sponsored by the Council of Met-ropolitan Area Leagues, Centennial Methodist Church, and our League chapter. CTV Channel 15 recorded the event, and it can be viewed on their website here.
Articiles included in this month's Voter are:
Minnesota faces a future of jobs going unfilled because of a shrinking population. Immigrants have played an important role in our economy. The League of Women Voters Roseville Area will host a presentation on the role immigrants will play as Minnesota is challenged to create new jobs and preserve and promote its economic future.
This month's Voter is packed with information, including:
There are two voter registration events coming up.
State Representative Peter Fischer, a Director at Avenues for Homeless Youth in Minneapolis and Elaine Carnahan, Senior Career Counselor at Women Achieving New Directions (WAND) at Fairview Community Center in Roseville spoke to over 50 League members and guests about the need for affordable housing Sept. 19. Fischer works with young people and Elaine focuses on families.
Feeling frustrated with the government in Washington or locally? Seeking avenues to work for change?
Make Your Voice Heard: Getting to Know the League of Women Voters, an evening to learn how to mobilize, will be offered by the Roseville Area League on Tuesday, October 17, at the Maplewood Library, 3025 Southlawn Drive in Maplewood, 7:00 – 8:30 p.m.
League members and a local Minnesota State Senator will address how the League impacts public policy. The program will also address voter education and current advocacy initiatives of the Roseville Area League, which includes cities of Falcon Heights, Lauderdale, Little Canada, Maplewood and Roseville. Join us to find out how you can make a difference. Free and open to the public.